Icon Fonts in UWP Apps

Icons are an essential element for graphical user interfaces. They allow intuitive actions by users, provide space optimization (e.g. Toolbars), create better mnemonics around app’s functionality, among other things that go beyond the goal for this post. In summary, they are nice to have in our apps, but with proper use. Too much of something…

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Fluent Design on Ribbon-like Pivot

Following up the article on Office Ribbon: Styling the Pivot Control, there were some remaining visual effects that I kept thinking on how to implement to have a more closer experience to the one found on Word Mobile. The light effect that appeared on nearby tab’s borders while hovering a tab was possible using a…

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Office Ribbon: Styling the Pivot Control

One thing I love about the XAML platform is the ability to modify the visual styles of any control without access to the source code and still benefitting from the control’s behavior. While starting a project I wanted to have a similar visual style as the one found in modern versions of Office, specially the…

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